Communication Support

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Services below can arrange British Sign Language interpreters, deaflind interpreters, lipspeakers, notetakers and Speech-To-Text Reporter for any appointments, events, meetings, conferences and special occassions.

Click here for 'Working with a BSL/English interpreter: the Facts' leaflet.

Click here for 'Working with a lipspeaker: the Facts' leaflet.

Click here for 'Working with an interpreter for deafblind people and communicator guide: the Facts' leaflet.

Newcastle Communication Support Service
Website: click here (including booking information)
Telphone: 0191 211 5094
Textphone/Minicom: 0191 211 5197
Mobile SMS: 07980 876 306
Fax: 0191 211 4888
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Becoming Visible (BV)

North Tyneside Interpreting Service
No longer running since April 2013


Northern Sign
Website: click here (including booking details)
Telephone: 0191 499 8122
Fax: 0191 504 5161
Mobile and SMS: 07710 922 138

BSL (British Sign Language) Interpreters in North-East
Click here for direct contact list of qualified and Trainee BSL interpreters, including guidlines.

ALS - Association of Lipspeakers
Click here for direct contact list of two qualified Level 3 Lipspeakers, including booking details.
Updated 24/9/14

Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit www.myequipmentnewcastle.org.uk


Another Council Services can be found on this link http://www.deaflink.org.uk/important-services/city-council


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